“This is a 1984/85 Gibson Explorer. It’s pretty standard. I found it in and old mom and pop guitar store in Philadephia and I picked it up and played it for a while and I really, really liked the way that it played.
“I'm a guitar collector, so when I can tell that a guitar plays well, I take it home with me. I fixed it all up and put new pickups and wiring in it. These are Seymour Duncan Distortion pickups, which are another favourite of mine.
“It tunes down to drop-A, it's for the last half of the set, for songs like ‘All The Heavy Lifting’, ‘Spectrelight’, ‘Bedazzled Fingernails’, ‘Curl Of The Burl’, ‘Iron Tusk’, ‘Martian Fire Ants’, ‘Crack The Skye’ etc.”